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Old 29 Jul 2004, 09:03 pm
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[:I]has anyone had any problems with the automatic car washes? like the ones you drive through at the gas stations?[:I]
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 09:25 pm
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thank God no problems till now , good thing about it is that it sprays water at high pressure which wont hurt the car paint.
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 09:38 pm
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I dont use it often, I Handwash it myself but.. Ive been to a drive thru carwash.. (Not Gas Station Types) Just an Soft Cloth Carwash and High Pressure Cleaning Carwashes too.. No Problems at all.

I prefer doing it handwashed though.
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 09:52 pm
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has anyone had any problems with the automatic car washes? like the ones you drive through at the gas stations?


You could have asked if anyone has had problems with whipping their paint with a rope because it's the same thing!


The paints high gloss finish comes right off during the high speed attack, and you would never choose that dirty material if you were washing your car by hand, so why allow it to be used at all?

Even the paint itself can be chipped off, if there is any solid residue from a previous car, and do you think te gas station employees assume any responsibility for the damage to your car?


I only use only "Touch Free" automatic car washes, or wash it myself.
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 10:31 pm
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Hand wash ONLY!!!! IMHO
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Old 30 Jul 2004, 12:32 am
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No way! Never, never, never! My GT gets tender loving care from me only!
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Old 30 Jul 2004, 01:55 am
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ON a weekly basis my baby gets rubbed by hand from top to bottom. [8]
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Old 30 Jul 2004, 03:51 am
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has anyone had any problems with the automatic car washes? like the ones you drive through at the gas stations?


You could have asked if anyone has had problems with whipping their paint with a rope because it's the same thing!


The paints high gloss finish comes right off during the high speed attack, and you would never choose that dirty material if you were washing your car by hand, so why allow it to be used at all?

Even the paint itself can be chipped off, if there is any solid residue from a previous car, and do you think te gas station employees assume any responsibility for the damage to your car?


I only use only "Touch Free" automatic car washes, or wash it myself.
I totally agree. In about five years the paint on your car is going to look ten years old. You are slowly whipping the finish right off of it. How sad
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Old 30 Jul 2004, 09:30 am
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Most of the gas stations around here have gone "Touchless", but I only use a wand after highway speeds to get rid of bug guts, other wise I hand wash my 2 PTs at least once a week. [:X]
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Old 30 Jul 2004, 12:16 pm
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Never would i use one!
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